Japan has another "short-term" prime minister!
According to a report by the Japan Broadcasting Association on September 3, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga stated at the Liberal Democratic Party provisional meeting on the 3rd that he would not participate in this Liberal Democratic Party presidential election. This means that Yoshihide Suga will also resign as Prime Minister of Japan while stepping down as the president of the Liberal Democratic Party on September 30. Yoshihide Suga also said that he wants to focus on responding to the new crown epidemic.
On September 14 last year, the then Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigned due to physical reasons. In the presidential election within the Liberal Democratic Party, Yoshihide Suga "was ordered" to become the new president of the Liberal Democratic Party. Then Yoshihide Suga formed a cabinet to establish a new government and complete the remaining one year of Abe's term. With the rapid spread of the epidemic in Japan, Yoshihide Suga's approval rating has also dropped sharply.
The resignation of Yoshihide Suga quickly caused waves in Japan. In the eyes of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, this is a "regrettable" decision; in the eyes of opposition parties and many Japanese netizens, this decision is "irresponsible". Surprisingly, after Yoshihide Suga's announcement, the Japanese stock market rose sharply, and the Nikkei index jumped intraday. As of the close, the Nikkei 225 index rose 2.05%, up 584 points, to 29128.11 points. This was the fifth straight day of gains for the Nikkei, with a cumulative gain of nearly 6%.
According to the latest news from Japan’s Tokyo Broadcasting Corporation (TBS), in view of Yoshihide Suga’s abandonment of the election of the President of the Liberal Democratic Party, Taro Kono, the Minister of Administrative Reform in Japan, has determined the policy and will participate in the election of the President of the Liberal Democratic Party . According to TBS, Taro Kono is making requests to young Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers, hoping that they can become his nominees for running for the Democratic Party's presidency. According to previous reports by Japanese media, the election for the president of the Liberal Democratic Party requires the recommendation of 20 party insiders.
Yoshihide Suga announced that he would not participate in the presidential election of the Liberal Democratic Party
According to CCTV news, at about 10:30 am Beijing time today, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party of Japan An impromptu high-level meeting was held for about 10 minutes. Suga Yoshihide said at the meeting that he would not participate in the Liberal Democratic Party presidential election held on the 29th of this month. At the end of August, the information released by the Japan Liberal Democratic Party President Election Committee showed that the election announcement for the party leader (president) will be released on September 17, and the vote will be held on September 29.
According to Japanese political practice, the head of the ruling party holds the post of Prime Minister. So this means that Yoshihide Suga will also resign as Prime Minister of Japan while stepping down as president of the Liberal Democratic Party on the 30th of this month. According to Kyodo News, according to a relevant person on the 3rd, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga basically decided to resign.
A source at the Prime Minister's residence in Japan revealed that the reason why Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga gave up his participation in the election of the LDP president was that "the change in the top personnel of the Liberal Democratic Party originally scheduled for the 6th could not be realized." However, on August 23 before, Yoshihide Suga told the media: "Of course I will run for election at that time, and this idea will remain unchanged."
In the near future of becoming prime minister Within a year, Yoshihide Suga has always stated that he has put epidemic prevention in the first place, but he has never succeeded in controlling the epidemic, which has also aroused widespread dissatisfaction among the Japanese people. Against this background, the approval rate of Yoshihide Suga's cabinet has continued to decline. In public opinion surveys by many media, the approval rate has fallen below 30%, which has been described as "entering dangerous waters".
Due to the continued decline in support, many people in the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan are dissatisfied with this and believe that Yoshihide Suga has no chance of winning in the upcoming Japanese general election. In addition to the decline in approval ratings, Yoshihide Suga also lacks power within the Liberal Democratic PartyBasic, once you lose support, you can only opt out.
Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also responded to Yoshihide Suga’s resignation. According to the latest news from Japan's "Yomiuri Shimbun" quoted by the World Wide Web, Shinzo Abe said that Yoshihide Suga had disclosed to him his intention to abandon the election on the phone. Abe said: "It is very regrettable, but his decision is for the sake of the Liberal Democratic Party, and then for Japan."
According to Kyodo News, Yoshihide Suga gave up his participation in the In the election of the President of the Liberal Democratic Party, Sanae Takaichi, former Minister of General Affairs of the Liberal Democratic Party, declared in an interview with reporters on the 3rd, "The attitude of the Japanese high-level officials changes every day, which is surprising. I will fight to the end in the presidential election of the Liberal Democratic Party."
This fall, Japan will hold the Liberal Democratic Party presidential election and general election one after another. In the face of the dilemma of poor epidemic prevention left by Yoshihide Suga, who will take over will become the focus of the outside world in the future. At present, Fumio Kishida, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Sanae Takaichi, former Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications, have expressed their intention to run for president of the Liberal Democratic Party and become prime minister.
Before announcing his resignation today, Yoshihide Suga had an embarrassing scene. According to a report by Kyodo News on September 2, Yoshihide Suga hopes to participate in the "Eastern Economic Forum" hosted in Vladivostok, Russia's Far East in September, and uses this to visit Russia, with a very positive attitude. Unexpectedly, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs later stated that Yoshihide Suga had not received an invitation from Russia.
The Japanese stock market rose nearly 600 points and rose 1600 points in 5 days
After the announcement of Yoshihide Suga's announcement that he would not participate in the presidential election, today The Japanese stock market jumped more than 200 points at midday opening, and regained the 29,000-point integer mark again after about two months. The Nikkei 225 index closed up 2.05%, up 584 points, to 29,128.11 points. It has risen for 5 consecutive days, with a cumulative increase of nearly 1,600 points. Japan's Topix closed up 1.6 percent, its highest level since 1991.
In addition, in the foreign exchange market, the US dollar against the Japanese yen USD/JPY rose for a short time Nearly 30 points, as high as 110.06.
In fact, since 2012, the Japanese stock market has ushered in a wave of slow bulls , the Nikkei rose from around 9,000 points to 29,128 points now, and hit a 30-year high. But if we look at the time when the Japanese stock market bubble burst in 1990, the Japanese stock market has struggled for 30 years and still has not returned to the original bubble peak.
Japanese netizens: Fleeing and learning from Abe
Yoshihide Suga's resignation incident quickly caused waves in Japan. The sudden decision and explanation of the resignation quickly aroused discussions among Japanese netizens, and many people denounced it on Twitter.
Some netizens criticized, "I did my best to formulate a new crown epidemic policy, but Japan is in such a bad situation. It seems that he does not understand how incompetent he is actually exposing himself. "
Some netizens used their predecessor Shinzo Abe to sarcastically say, "If you see a drop in support, you will run away. This trick seems to be learned from Shinzo Abe."
Some netizens sarcastically said, "It seems that Yoshihide Suga is consciously unable to Being re-elected, knowing that he will lose in the election, is indeed Yoshihide Suga."
The epidemic spreads rapidly in Japan, with 500,000 new confirmed cases in 26 days
According to the statistics of the Japan Broadcasting Association TV, Japan reported on September 1 There were more than 20,000 new confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia, and the cumulative number of confirmed cases exceeded 1.51 million. There were 71 new deaths that day, bringing the total number of deaths to 16,141. The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare held an expert meeting on the same day that the number of newly confirmed cases and severe cases in a single day in Japan remains high, and the medical system continues to be in a state of disaster-level tension. The state of emergency that will expire on the 12th of this month is difficult Released on time.
According to CCTV News on the 2nd, Toshio Nakagawa, president of the Japanese Medical Association, said that the current round of emergency in Japan will expire on September 12, and now he wants to improve in one breathThe infection status of the new coronavirus and the urgency of the medical system are difficult to achieve, and Japan must be mentally prepared for a long-term battle. According to the requirements required to lift the state of emergency, it may be difficult to lift it on time as scheduled.
According to the statistics of the Japan Broadcasting Association TV, as of September 1, the cumulative number of confirmed cases in Japan Over 1.51 million cases. It took only 26 days from the cumulative number of confirmed cases of 1 million to 1.5 million. According to Kyodo News, the growth rate of infections in Japan's "fifth wave" of the epidemic is accelerating. According to Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, the number of critically ill patients nationwide was 2,092, a decrease of 18 from the previous day. As of August 31, the record was set for 19 consecutive days.
In addition, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare confirmed on September 1 that the two people who were diagnosed with the new coronavirus during airport quarantine in June and July this year were infected with the new coronavirus mutation "Miaodu". strain". This is the first confirmed infection of this type of mutant strain in Japan. At the end of August, the WHO listed the "Miao strain" as a variant strain that "requires attention", which is lower in level than the delta strain.
The latest data shows that a total of 133.1 million doses of the new crown vaccine have been administered in Japan, and 47.1% of the population has been fully vaccinated.
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